PHILLY POETRY DAY
Saturday, April 28, ALL DAY– Write A Poem Anywhere With Sidewalk Chalk.
IN PHILLY OR WHEREVER YOU ARE.
What Is Philly Poetry Day?
People say you can attend a poetry reading almost every day in the Philadelphia area.
There is a lot of poetry in Philadelphia. Philly Poetry Day is a chance for all poets to show
their stuff – to demonstrate how much poetry there is in Philadelphia. It is also an
attempt to bring poetry to a larger and not typical audience. The idea is that
on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 12 AM to 12 PM, poetry will be everywhere.
How can you participate?
If you are a poetry organization that normally programs
readings, we are inviting you to create an event for that day.
We are also inviting any poets, anyone really, to create a poetry reading for that day:
at your school, community center, local library or bookstore, cafes, living room, etcetera.
We also strongly recommend creating a reading in a space where poetry readings are not normally held (with permission). Any space with a built-in audience. We have had poetry
readings on railroad bridges, pizza parlors, subways, drugstores, parks, street corners,
porches, any place you can think of. All ideas and events are welcome.
In this way, poetry will pop-up all over the Philadelphia area.
Or: Write A Poem Anywhere With Sidewalk Chalk.
A Haiku Or Epic. Or Part Of A Poem.
Your Poem Or Someone Else’s.
What do you have to do? Create an event. Come up with an idea.
Everyone is welcome and we need everyone to participate.
Email a 2-line description of event, time and location, participating poets, to:
Leonard Gontarek, firstname.lastname@example.org
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